Wayne, Bernie, Tom, et al; Who would have thunk it?? If you had said to me in the 1980's that amateurs with something like 15,000 dollars worth of equipment would be able to produce images of the deep sky that we are comparing to shots from Mt. Palomar...I would have looked into having you put away for a while. Several times Tom Polakis has shown up at club meetings with excellent images of the planets and solar detail with the new German DMK camera that he bought for less than a thousand dollars. I shot many, many rolls of film at Saturn and Mars hoping for just one shot to turn out good enough to show some detail...and rarely got it. It is utterly amazing to me that the digital CCD and software revolution that has happened in the last 20 years or so has gotten us to here. Stunning detail in bright objects and a field of view covered in faint and very faint DSOs everywhere you look. I don't want to join in, but I am fascinated by the results. Thanks to all our astroimagers for sharing; Steve Coe -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.